THE dastardly deeds of mass-murderer Frederick Deeming will be the subject of discussion at the next meeting of the Queens Park Local History Group.

Tom Preston will be speaking about the 19th century killer, whose wife and four children were murdered and buried in the cellar of a house in Rainhill.

Deeming fled to Australia, where he also murdered his second wife Emily Mather, the daughter of a Rainhill newsagent.

The group will meet on Monday (January 14) in the lounge of Sprayhurst Social Club on Boundary Road, at 7pm.

For further information, call Margaret on 07786 647931. Donations will go to Willowbrook Hospice.